A SOLID-STATE SMART-MATERIAL BASED PROSTHETIC ARM

@inproceedings{Levenstein2014ASS,
  title={A SOLID-STATE SMART-MATERIAL BASED PROSTHETIC ARM},
  author={Mark A Levenstein and Bradley Ketterer and Megan Guzman and Theodore Teates and Gordon P. Clark and Paul Jelenek and Stephanie Vasquez and Jared Gongloff and Can Karaoz and Michael Pollard},
  year={2014}
}
In the United States there are children born every day without one or more limbs, and young adults suffering amputations due to accidents or disease. On average, 185,000 amputations are conducted every year and nearly 40,000 amputees are currently receiving services through the Veterans Administration healthcare system [1]. The current solution to amputations is prosthesis, an artificial body part that acts to replace an amputated limb. However, 30-50% of amputees avoid using their prosthetic… CONTINUE READING

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